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School Meal price increase from September 2016

As from September 2016 the price of a school meal will increase to £2.30 per day, dinner money will therefore be £11.50 per week. Please note that dinner money is due on a Monday morning, in an envelope with your childs name and class clearly marked on it.


All children in Reception,year 1 and year 2 will be entitled to a Universal Free School meal from September 2014


School Meals


 Food Standards


All food provided by local authorities must meet national nutritional standards. These ensure that children are provided with a healthy, balanced diet. The new standards, introduced in September 2006, require the following:

- high-quality meat, poultry or oily fish regularly available

- at least two portions of fruit and vegetables with every meal

- bread, other cereals and potatoes regularly available

Free School Meals

Parents do not have to pay for school lunches if they receive any of the following:

- Income Support

- Income Based Jobseeker's Allowance

- Universal Credit

- Child Tax Credit with an annual income that does not exceed £16,190 and you are not claiming Working Tax Credit

- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

- Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

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